Acupuncture Course for Dentists

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 3 days

Course details

Delivered by Dr. Carl Clarkson, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an active researcher, this foundation course is specifically tailored to Dentists. A unique blend of online and face-to-face teaching ensures that course delegates will use acupuncture and dry needling as part of their everyday practice safely, confidently and effectively.

  • Begin your learning immediately, through our online platform
  • Fully accredited by the FHT
  • Globally trusted acupuncture and dry needling tutor
  • On course completion, integrate acupuncture into your standard day to day practice
  • Consistently rated 5 stars by healthcare professionals

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This acupuncture foundation course has a global reputation and has cemented Breeze Academy as one of the leading providers of acupuncture and dry needling training worldwide. Delivered by Carl, Claire, Nikki and Lynn, the course consists of a unique blend of online and face-to-face teaching.

Once successfully completed, we ensure that our acupuncture foundation course delegates can use acupuncture and dry needling as part of their everyday practice safely, confidently and effectively.

We have been a globally trusted, 5-star rated, dry needling and acupuncture education provider for over 10 years. We invite you to join us on our upcoming courses.

Any questions about this course or any other, please get in touch directly to our email: [email protected]

You can also book directly on this page.

The objectives of our acupuncture foundation course are:

  • To implement safe & effective acupuncture and dry needling techniques, throughout the body
  • To create targeted acupuncture and needling protocols for the benefit of pain & wellbeing
  • To appraise & synthesise the evidence base alongside clinical experience
  • To adopt a pragmatic approach to clinical reasoning for needling interventions that complement your existing skills

In our acupuncture foundation course, you will receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture. This comes with comprehensive study materials provided within the online and face-to-face components of the course. The evidence-based information you will learn from this foundation course will allow you to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture into a client’s care package.

You’ll discover a large body of prominent, pertinent and up-to-date evidence supporting the use of acupuncture, whilst developing your needling skills to provide dramatic results for your clients, offering them a comprehensive package of pain relief and wellbeing.

More specifically, after completing our acupuncture foundation course you will be able to demonstrate the following needling skills and theoretical knowledge:

  • Effective needling techniques upon the four limbs, trunk and spine, head and face
  • Suitable identification of prominent and commonly used acupoints
  • An understanding of contraindications, precautions and potential side effects of acupuncture and dry needling
  • Safe application of needling at all times
  • Effective management of needling side effects

After you graduate from our acupuncture foundation course, you will be able to use acupuncture & dry needling as part of your everyday practice safely, confidently and effectively.

With theoretical knowledge and application considered from both a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, this course takes you through a large number of applications and techniques, allowing you to confidently apply acupuncture for the treatment of acute and persistent pain, as well as for stress & anxiety, temporomandibular disorder, facial neuralgias, burning mouth syndrome, facial palsy, gagging and xerostomia.

Dentists who use acupuncture do so as an alternative to invasive interventions and medication, and as an approach to allow more traditional dentistry to take place where pain, anxiety or gagging may impede a procedure. This course is designed for Dentists looking to offer a more complete package of treatment options for pain relief and wellbeing to their clients, whilst also wanting to expand their clinical knowledge and advance their own career and professional development.

Unique Blend Of Online & Face To Face

Carefully curated online content, both before and after the face-to-face component, allows you to access high quality education whenever and wherever you want, helping to reduce accommodation costs for those of you needing to travel to the face-to-face component, whilst also providing you the option to revisit theory in an engaging format, whenever and wherever suits you best.

Fully Evidence-Based Approach

Expert research knowledge is combined with practical, clinically relevant teaching to ensure you receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture. This course has clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery, making sure that you’re able to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture into a client’s care package.

Your online learning access will expire 1 month following the face to face component of the course.

You will need to be a qualified Dentist, or in the final year of training to become a regulated Dentist.

If you have to cancel your course booking because of a covid-related issue, we will assign you to the next available course that suits you.

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Meet your tutor

Dr. Carl Clarkson

Dr. Carl Clarkson

Qualifications
  • PhD, Acupuncture and Women’s Health, Northumbria University
  • MSc, Acupuncture, Coventry University
  • PGCE, Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, Teeside University
  • BSc, Physiotherapy, Northumbria University
Achievements
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, HEA
Over a decade ago, I had an ambitious vision – create exceptional learning experiences for healthcare professionals. My career began in 2004 as a Physiotherapist, where a passion for helping people was complimented...
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Agenda

Online Learning Prior To Face-To-FaceOnline

  1. Prior to the face-to-face session, you will complete safety lessons on our online platform. You will learn:

    • Contraindications and precautions
    • Adverse events
    • How to deal with adverse events
  2. Needle insertion fundamentals take you through video demonstrations of how we choose needle size, and how we can clinically reason our acupoint choices, no matter which part of the body is needled

  3. An introduction to meridians - the essential map needed to guide you on locating acupoints

  4. Pain physiology and the impact acupuncture has on descending inhibition

Online Learning Post Face-To-FaceOnline

To contextualise acupuncture and dry needling within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), you will access a number of lessons that discuss TCM philosophy through our online platform.

Your assessment, where several multi-choice tests focused upon case studies, will also be accessed through our online platform.

Face-to-face day 1

A fully practical workshop, looking to introduce and develop basic acupuncture needling skills. Temporomandibular disorder, Neuralgias, Headaches, acute and persistent Oro-facial pain are all covered, with learning consolidated through case study activities.

Face-to-face day 2

A fully practical workshop, allowing you to further develop and hone your needling skills. Stress & anxiety, gagging, xerostomia, facial palsy, and burning mouth syndrome are all covered, with learning again consolidated through case study activities.

Online Learning Post Face-To-FaceOnline

To contextualise acupuncture and dry needling within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), you will access a number of lessons that discuss TCM philosophy through our online platform.

Your assessment, where several multi-choice tests focused upon case studies, will also be accessed through our online platform.

Post Course SupportOnline

Following completion of your final online training element, you will continue to receive support from Dr. Clarkson via email or tele-conferencing to help guide you when beginning to introduce acupuncture into your usual practice.